Bill Liebhardt wrote:
> When we buy any product we are not buying the product but the perceived
> benefit. Think about anything you buy or would like to buy and it is the
> benefits you really are thinking about and thats the reason you make the
> purchase. Now ask the question-why doesn't the bio tech industry want
> labeling? I would suggest that the reason is that most of the products
> they have brought on line have no perceived benefits and may actually have
> negative factors associated with them to the ultimate consumer. So when
> that is the case they fight labeling because they do not want an informed
> public being able to make that choice. Let's look at bovine growth hormone
> sold by Monsanto. They did everything possible with FDA help to keep
> people in the dark(The mushroom complex) They fed us a lot of horse manure
> and kept us in the dark as much as possible. There is absolutely no
> benefit to drinking milk with the artificial bovine growth hormone. In
> fact there are reasons why you would not want to drink it with respect to
> social and environmental issues. From a health standpoint there are
> potential risks. Harvard based studies has shown that levels of IGF-1
> influences the risk of getting breast and prostrate cancer. Levels of
> IGF-1 in normal milk are 1-9 nanograms/ml and with rbgh is 1-13. Women
> with high levels of IGF-1 are 7X more likely to get breast cancer than
> women with low levels and in men it is 4X more prostrate cancer. So you
> can see why Monsanto does not want an informed public on this issue.
> When bio tech products benefit the consumer it will be easy to separate the
> products, foods or commodities. For example suppose that some food could
> eliminate Alzheimer and could do it at a very reasonable price. I do not
> think we would hear that it is too expensive to segregate.
> Suppose for example that Pioneer was able to genetically engineer corn that
> had the same effect as Viagra on men. Suppose also that there were no
> other problems, no side effects and no environmental problems. Suppose
> also that 25 g of corn flakes provided the effect and it cost only $2.00.
> Do you think Pioneer would say it is too expensive to separate? The obvious
> answer is a big NO. And why would that be the case? Because it would be
> in their interest to segregate and it would be beneficial and profitable to
> them. I know this maybe an outrageous example but it gets the point(no
> pun intended) across.
> Sleep on that one.
> Bill Liebhardt
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